Vancouver’s Chinatown has been named as one of Canada’s coolest neighbourhoods.
Travel+Leisure compiled a list of the hippest cities in the country and Chinatown came out on top for its eclectic and cultured attractions.
“There are retro jazz bars, classical gardens, and a boutique hotel filled with Aboriginal designs — all reasons this neighbourhood is a must-visit stop on a tour of Canada,” writes the online magazine.
If you’re looking for places to stay. Travel+Leisure recommends the “standout” Skwachays Lodge Hotel & Gallery, located between Vancouver’s Chinatown, downtown, and Gastown neighbourhoods.
In terms of food and drink, Chinatown offers a plethora of delicious eats. Travel+Leisure names Virtuous Pi, Kissa Tanto, and Boxcar as some of its favourite picks.
The online magazine also suggests that visitors check out Chinatown’s beautiful architecture and cultural spaces.
“Housed in the neighbourhood’s oldest building, Rennie Museum displays one of the largest contemporary art collections in Canada,” says Travel+Leisure. “If the weather is nice, a walk through the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is also a must.”
So next time you’re looking for your next Vancouver adventure, you know that Chinatown is the place to be.